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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Verb receive has 13 senses


receivev. t. [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re- re- + capere to take, seize. See Capable, Heave, and cf. Receipt, Reception, Recipe.].
  •  To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.  [1913 Webster]
    "Receyven all in gree that God us sent."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our hearts receive your warnings."  [1913 Webster]
    "The idea of solidity we receive by our touch."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.  [1913 Webster]
    "Many other things there be which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "They kindled a fire, and received us every one."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.  [1913 Webster]
    "The brazen altar that was before the Lord was too little to receive the burnt offerings."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.  [1913 Webster]
    "Against his will he can receive no harm."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bat back (the ball) when served.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who, if we knew
    What we receive, would either not accept
    Life offered, or soon beg to lay it down.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Receiving ship, one on board of which newly recruited sailors are received, and kept till drafted for service.
Syn. -- To accept; take; allow; hold; retain; admit.
receivev. i. 
  •  To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.  [1913 Webster]


receive, v.tr.
1 take or accept (something offered or given) into one's hands or possession.
2 acquire; be provided with or given (have received no news; will receive a small fee).
3 accept delivery of (something sent).
4 have conferred or inflicted on one (received many honours; received a heavy blow on the head).
5 a stand the force or weight of. b bear up against; encounter with opposition.
6 consent to hear (a confession or oath) or consider (a petition).
7 (also absol.) accept or have dealings with (stolen property knowing of the theft).
8 admit; consent or prove able to hold; provide accommodation for (received many visitors).
9 (of a receptacle) be able to hold (a specified amount or contents).
10 greet or welcome, esp. in a specified manner (how did they receive your offer?).
11 entertain as a guest etc.
12 admit to membership of a society, organization, etc.
13 be marked more or less permanently with (an impression etc.).
14 convert (broadcast signals) into sound or pictures.
15 Tennis be the player to whom the server serves (the ball).
16 (often as received adj.) give credit to; accept as authoritative or true (received opinion).
17 eat or drink (the Eucharistic bread and wine).

be at (or on) the receiving end colloq. bear the brunt of something unpleasant. received pronunciation (or Received Standard) the form of spoken English based on educated speech in southern England. receiving-order Brit. an order of a court authorizing a receiver (see RECEIVER 3) to act.
receivable adj.
ME f. OF receivre, re{ccedil}oivre f. L recipere recept- (as RE-, capere take)



abide by, accede, accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acclaim, acknowledge receipt of, acquiesce, acquiesce in, acquire, admit, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, ascertain, assent, assimilate, assume, be certain, be paid, be subjected to, be told, bear, believe, believe without reservation, buy, catch up, cheer, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, clear, clench, clinch, clutch, collect, come by, come in for, come into, complete, comply, comprehend, comprise, consent, contain, count in, cover, credit, derive, derive from, drag down, drain off, draw, draw from, draw off, earn, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, endure, envisage, experience, fill, fill in, fill out, find out, gain, gather, get, get hold of, give an entree, give faith to, give the nod, glom on to, grab, grab hold of, grapple, grasp, greet, grip, gripe, gross, hail, have, have coming in, hear, hold, hold with, home on, hug, identify, immit, in toto, include, incorporate, inherit, intromit, lay hands on, lay hold of, learn, let in, loot, make, map, mark paid, meet, meet with, nail, net, nip, nip up, nod, nod assent, number among, obtain, occupy, palm, partake, pick up, pillage, pinpoint, pocket, possess, profit, pull down, put faith in, receipt, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, scan, secure, seize, set store by, snap up, snatch, spot, steal, subscribe to, suffer, sustain, swallow, sweep, take, take by assault, take by storm, take for granted, take hold of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take kindly to, take on, take on faith, take on trust, take over, take possession, take stock in, take up, throw open to, trigger, trust, tune in, undergo, vote for, welcome, whip up, yes, yield assent




VB be included in, come under, fall under, range under, belong to, pertain to, range with, merge in, include, comprise, comprehend, contain, admit, embrace, receive, inclose, embody, encircle, reckon among, enumerate among, number among, refer to, place with, arrange with, place under, take into account.


VB acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather, collect, pick, pickup, glean, find, come upon, pitch upon, light upon, scrape up, scrape together, get in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, secure, derive, draw, get in the harvest, profit, make profit, draw profit, turn a quick profit, turn to profit, turn to account, make capital out of, make money by, obtain a return, reap the fruits of, reap an advantage, gain an advantage, turn a penny, turn an honest penny, make the pot boil, bring grist to the mill, make money, coin money, raise money, raise funds, raise the wind, fill one's pocket, treasure up, realize, clear, produce, take, get back, recover, regain, retrieve, revendicate, replevy, redeem, come by one's own, come by, come in for, receive, inherit, step into a fortune, step into the shoes of, succeed to, get hold of, get between one's finger and thumb, get into one's hand, get at, take possession, come into possession, enter into possession, be profitable, pay, answer, accrue.


VB receive, take, acquire, admit, take in, catch, touch, pocket, put into one's pocket, put into one's purse, accept, take off one's hands, be received, come in, come to hand, pass into one's hand, fall into one's hand, go into one's pocket, fall to one's lot, fall to one's share, come to one, fall to one, accrue, have given to one.


VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.


VB receive, take money, draw from, derive from, acquire, take, bring in, yield, afford, pay, return, accrue.


VB be sociable, know, be acquainted, associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with, eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join, make acquaintance with, make advances, fraternize, embrace, be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home with, make free with, crack a bottle with, receive hospitality, live at free quarters, find the latchstring out, visit, pay a visit, interchange visits, interchange cards, call at, call upon, leave a card, drop in, look in, look one up, beat up one's quarters, entertain, give a party, be at home, see one's friends, hang out, keep open house, do the honors, receive, receive with open arms, welcome, give a warm reception, to kill the fatted calf.


VB be courteous, show courtesy, mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part, make the amiable, do the amiable, look as if butter would not melt in one's mouth, mend one's manners, receive, do the honors, usher, greet, hail, bid welcome, welcome, welcome with open arms, shake hands, hold out the hand, press the hand, squeeze the hand, press the flesh, bid Godspeed, speed the parting guest, cheer, serenade, salute, embrace, kiss, kiss hands, drink to, pledge, hob and nob, move to, nod to, smile upon, uncover, cap, touch the hat, take off the hat, doff the cap, present arms, make way for, bow, make one's bow, make a leg, scrape, curtsy, courtesy, bob a curtsy, bob a courtesy, kneel, bow the knee, bend the knee, visit, wait upon, present oneself, pay one's respects, pay a visit, dance attendance on, pay attentions to, do homage to, prostrate oneself, give one's duty to, send one's duty to render polite, polish, civilize, humanize.


VB give entrance to, give admittance to, give the entree, introduce, intromit, usher, admit, receive, import, bring in, open the door to, throw in, ingest, absorb, imbibe, inhale, breathe in, let in, take in, suck in, draw in, readmit, resorb, reabsorb, snuff up, swallow, ingurgitate, engulf, engorge, gulp, eat, drink.


VB believe, credit, give faith to, give credit to, credence to, see, realize, assume, receive, set down for, take for, have it, take it, consider, esteem, presume, count upon, depend upon, calculate upon, pin one's faith upon, reckon upon, lean upon, build upon, rely upon, rest upon, lay one's account for, make sure of, make oneself easy about, on that score, take on trust, take on credit, take for granted, take for gospel, allow some weight to, attach some weight to, know, know for certain, have know, make no doubt, doubt not, be, rest assured, persuade oneself, assure oneself, satisfy oneself, make up one's mind, give one credit for, confide in, believe in, put one's trust in, place in, repose in, implicit confidence in, take one's word for, at one's word, place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to, think, hold, take, take it, opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow, ween, fancy, apprehend, have it, hold a belief, possess, entertain a belief, adopt a belief, imbibe a belief, embrace a belief, get hold of a belief, hazard, foster, nurture a belief, cherish a belief, have an opinion, hold an opinion, possess, entertain an opinion, adopt an opinion, imbibe an opinion, embrace an opinion, get hold of an opinion, hazard an opinion, foster an opinion, nurture an opinion, cherish an opinion, view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as, surmise, get it into one's head, take it into one's head, come round to an opinion, swallow, cause to be believed, satisfy, persuade, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure, convince, convict, convert, wean, bring round, bring over, win over, indoctrinate, cram down the throat, produce conviction, carry conviction, bring home to, drive home to, go down, find credence, pass current, be received, be current, possess, take hold of, take possession of the mind.


VB assent, give assent, yield assent, nod assent, acquiesce, agree, receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, consent, coincide, reciprocate, go with, be at one with, go along with, chime in with, strike in with, close in with, echo, enter into one's views, agree in opinion, vote, give one's voice for, recognize, subscribe to, conform to, defer to, say yes to, say ditto, amen to, say aye to, acknowledge, own, admit, allow, avow, confess, concede, come round to, abide by, permit, arrive at an understanding, come to an understanding, come to terms, come to an agreement, confirm, affirm, ratify, appprove, indorse, countersign, corroborate, go with the stream, swim with the stream, go with the flow, blow with the wind, be in fashion, join in the chorus, join the crowd, be one of the guys, be part of the group, go with the crowd, don't make waves, be in every mouth.

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